WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
a•pos•tle•bird  (ə posəl bûrd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsan omnivorous bird, Struthidea cinerea, of eastern Australia, that has chiefly dark gray-brown plumage with white tail markings and is noted for its habit of traveling in groups of about 12 related individuals.
Also,  apostle bird′. 
  • apostle + bird 1930–35

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